Mortsel, Belgium – 02 September 2003 – Agfa will demonstrate its integrated technology solutions for workflow automation, computer-to-plate, computer-to-film, screening and proofing. The company will show products for commercial printing, packaging and newspaper production. Making their world debut will be workflow and imaging products developed specifically for the Asian market.
Agfa will demonstrate powerful, yet easy-to-use workflow automation with :ApogeeX for commercial and packaging applications. The company will also show the latest release of :Apogee Series3 which was designed for the Japanese, Korean, and Chinese market. Agfa will partner with Exscion Inc, adding Teraworks, to complete its workflow mix.
Other firsts include the :Avanxis IV and :Avanxis VIII computer-to-film systems. Built to be exceptionally accurate, reliable and convenient, these systems offer the option of CtP workflow using :Setprint plates.
The :Plate Manager for the :Xcalibur 45 thermal platesetting system will also make its debut at IGAS. The automatic plate-handling system lets users load up to 500 plates in different sizes.
Among its other thermal and visible-light computer-to-plate solutions, Agfa will show the :Polaris XD-J – designed for the double-width format used primarily in Japan and Korea for newspaper printing. In combination with the :Polaris, Agfa will show its newspaper workflow system.
Agfa will also demonstrate its proven violet-technology platesetters :Galileo and :Palladio as well as the :Sherpa digital inkjet proofing system for contract and imposition proofing.
Agfa expects :Sublima XM or Cross Modulation screening technology to take centre stage as Agfa rolls out what users around the world claim as a revolution in high-resolution screening. With :Sublima printers achieve up to 340 lpi with no extra effort in prepress or on press.
Show goers who visit the Agfa booth (E-3-09) will see the broadest range of prepress and printing solutions at IGAS.
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